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PIMA FCU sending 8 to The 1 CU Conference
TUCSON, Ariz. (1/22/10)--A team of eight young credit union employees and two high school youth advisers from PIMA FCU (PFCU) will be rewarded with an all-expense-paid trip to The 1 Credit Union Conference in Las Vegas, July 11-14.
Click to view larger image Pima FCU CEO Nathanael Tarwasokono (top left) will send eight young staff members and high school youth advisers to World Council of Credit Unions' Young Credit Union People Scholarship Program. The decision was based on Tina Slachta’s (front row, on right) experiences attending the same program in 2008. They are, from left: front row, Caroline Barragan and Rosie Ley. Back row, from left: Beatrice Vidal, Raul Munguia, Kathie Lorenz, Kristina Lopez, Gabriel Campbell and Sergio Leyva. (Photo provided by World Council of Credit Unions)
The team--who did everything from teaching students financial literacy to feeding needy families Thanksgiving dinner--will participate in the 2010 World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) Scholarship Program. Tina Slachta, director of risk management for PFCU, Tucson, Ariz., attended WOCCU’s 2008 World Credit Union Conference in Hong Kong, and said she came away transformed. “It was life-changing,” said Slachta, who had participated in the WYCUP Scholarship Program at the international event. “It sparked a fire in my professional life for my organization and for the credit union movement.” PFCU CEO Nathanael Tarwasokono noticed WYCUP’s impact on Slachta, which inspired him to reward top performers in the credit union's Individuals Making Pima a Community Tool (IMPACT) program. WOCCU is calling for nominations for this year's WYCUP program. The deadline for all nominations is June 7. The WYCUP Scholarship Program seeks individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of their own credit unions, regional or national credit union systems and have demonstrated the potential to employ their talents at the international level. Credit unions and credit union organizations that are WOCCU members can nominate their next generation of leaders to compete for the WYCUP Scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, nominees must:
* Be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend The 1 Credit Union Conference--a combination of WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference and CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference--in Las Vegas, July 11-14; * Be 35 years of age or younger on Jan 1; and * Submit a completed nomination form with supporting materials to WOCCU by June 7.
The WYCUP Scholarship, which consists of an all-expense-paid trip to the 2011 World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, will be awarded to five recipients at this year’s conference in Las Vegas. For more information, use the link.
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